My very good husband recently had a work trip to the United States. He had a grueling schedule and really doesn’t love shopping anyway so we came to what I think was a workable solution.
Frustratingly, there are many very attractive baking items that companies just won’t send overseas. They will however send them to a hotel address in the U.S. So I went online shopping (after confirming with the lovely staff of the hotel they were happy to gather all the parcels) to my hearts content.
This worked on a variety of levels. I got exactly what I wanted, and my wonderful husband got to look like an absolute hero for limited effort.
I did choose mostly light things that just are not available where I live. Perhaps they are in cake supply stores ‘down south’ but for instance silicone canelés pans just don’t get stocked here. I tried for months to get an angel food cake pan ordered in with no luck and was thrilled when I spotted one in Sydney on holidays.
So what did I get? (this is where the embarrassment of riches thing kicks in)
- silicone canelés pan
- silicone pyramid pan
- silicone brioche molds
- silicon madelaine pans (regular and mini)
- 12 pack of gel food colouring
- 3 pack of citrus oils
- pastry bag
- rolling pin rings
- cake lifters
- pasta extruder set for the kitchen aid
- pannetone papers
- fluer de sicila essence
- geometric cookie cutter set